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Edge Species

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Which of the following would NOT be considered an edge species?

A

White-tailed deer, which can forage in open fields, agricultural lands, forests, and urban areas

B

Gray squirrel, which has adapted to urban environments with patches of forests

C

Raccoon, which originally inhabited deciduous forests, but have extended their range to mountainous areas, coastal marshes, and especially urban areas.

D

Wild turkey, which require large tracts of forests to maintain breeding territories

E

Coyotes, which can thrive in a variety of natural and urban habitats, from prairies to broken forests